My children love learning about nature and are very curious and interested in all sorts of things animal and plant related. It’s something I encourage and the reason why we have pets, some unusual, and some more normal. (we currently have a giant African Land Snail, a hamster, stick insects, two rabbits, two cats and some fish, some days I do feel like I run a zoo…)
We recently had fun watching some caterpillars grow, pupate and hatch, and then release them. I thought that they (and me) would enjoy the whole process and it was fascinating and educational too.
We had a special kit from Insect Lore and we set it up, watched the caterpillars get fat, then start to pupate or turn into chrysalis then slowly hatch into beautiful butterflies, Painted Ladies to be exact. We had five caterpillars and it was amazing to watch them appear.
We released them into our garden, and they fluttered about for a little bit then flew away. We are waiting for our next batch of caterpillars to arrive so we can start all over again.
The kits are brilliant and have everything you and the caterpillars need to grow and metamorphosize into butterflies.
We loved our kit so much we would love to share the fun with our blog readers. So we have one full Butterfly garden to giveaway on the blog.
To enter, tell us what you liked to watch hatch and grow when you were a child? My poor mum had to put up with my brother and I bringing all sorts of things home to watch them change and grow. My favorite was tadpoles, which I kept in buckets in our garden, and loved watching them turn into frogs.
Then click on the Rafflecopter link and follow the instructions.
Terms & Conditions:
One butterfly garden as a prize. No cash alternative.
Winner must comply with all requirements via Rafflecopter.
Winner will be notified via e-mail to arrange postage of prize.
Giveaway ends on July 9th 2016.